Sr Project Manager (TIDE) at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston, MA

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group within the Department of Population Medicine ( as a Senior Project Manager. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall management and oversight of all project work to ensure that the goals and objectives are accomplished within budget, schedule, and scope. S/he will have an opportunity to work on various comparative effectiveness studies, patient-centered outcomes research studies, and public health surveillance projects. This position requires excellent communication skills for close collaboration with investigators and project managers, both within HPHCI and with external institutions and collaborators.


  • Oversee day-to-day management of large, complex, multi-site research projects and cross-functional initiatives. Use project management principles to evaluate study progress, identify problems, recommend solutions, and implement system improvements. Ensure project adheres to planned timelines and is progressing according to project goals. Understand and utilize risk management principles. Participate in the preparation of project reports summarizing study progress and results.
  • Create and manage project budgets, including tracking expenditures, payment to vendors, and preparation of financial reports; communicate about resource and budget expenditures to senior project leads to ensure smooth operation of all aspects of research studies.
  • May hire, train, and supervise project staff. Mentor project and research staff.
  • Develop and maintain a highly collaborative working relationship with funders and other key stakeholders; serve as a primary liaison to the project team. Interact with study investigators and staff within HPHCI and collaborating institutions.
  • Ensure human subject/HIPAA protections are in place. Plan and oversee the processes of data analysis and results reporting on research projects; oversee creation of tracking databases and data entry forms, ensure data is entered into databases accurately, and prepare data updates for the study team and funders.
  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years of relevant experience managing medium to large, complex, multi-site projects and cross-functional initiatives, using standard PM methodologies in a health care or academic environment or similar. A Master's degree in public health or related field is strongly preferred.

  • Able to work independently with excellent judgment, prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to communicate and collaborate effectively and regularly with senior level staff, investigators, and external stakeholders. Advanced experience managing relationships with external partners, subcontractors, and vendors.

  • Able to develop, track, and manage complex budgets. Extensive experience managing projects and programs that involve research compliancy.

  • Able to lead and motivate teams effectively and manage through influence. Strong problem solving and process management skills. Able to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly. Proficiency with various software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, Power Point, and other desktop tools.

  • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.


  • Work-Life-Flexibility

  • Paid volunteer time off (up to 3 days annually)

  • Open Time Off

  • Annual Mini-Grant of $500 donated to a non-profit organization of the employee's choice

  • Educational Reimbursement

Working Environment

Normal office working conditions

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